We support the communities where our people live and work. Below are just a few of the important causes we support.
Maker’s Mark has created hundreds of special edition commemorative bottles to support important causes, raising more than $15 million over the last 20 years. Beneficiaries have included the University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Keeneland race track, Kentucky Horse Park, and many more.
Beam Suntory is honored to support our employees who demonstrate generosity and charity every day through our Beam Suntory Cares Program. We encourage employees to serve their communities in the way that’s most meaningful to them with up to two paid days off annually. This could amount to more than 72,000 hours to serve communities around the world each year.
Beam Suntory partners with Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to families of U.S. service members and wounded warriors. Since the partnership’s inception in 2008, Beam Suntory and Jim Beam have donated nearly $3.5 million in cash and in kind, as well as thousands of volunteer hours to support military families in need. One Beam Suntory employee, moved by a chance encounter with a military family in 2009, inspired the Holiday Meals for Military program. Run by Operation Homefront, and including additional sponsors, this program served 12,500 meals in 2016.
Beam Suntory is inspired by our remarkable employees who demonstrate generosity and charity every day. Their individual efforts range from volunteering at local nonprofits to running marathons for a cause—each initiative personally meaningful. Beam Suntory supports and encourages our employees’ desire to make a difference in more than one way.